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August 1, 2017: Jonathan J. Halperin

Once convicted criminals served their time in prison, another kind of sentence starts when many can’t find work after their sentence. Governor Cuomo’s Work for Success Employer Pledge encourages employers to hire those once considered unhireable. According to the administration, “moving these individuals into the workforce helps keep New Yorkers safe.” If the Greyston bakery in Yonkers is any indication, the program works. Greyston provides all the brownies for the ice cream made by Ben & Jerry’s. They have employed something called “Open Hiring” for the last 30 years. Jonathan J. Halperin, the head of External Affairs at Greyston shared the story.

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